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It's A Gray and Gloomy Morning
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"Celebrate! It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end." - Ursula K. Le Guin

It is gray and gloomy this morning with the marine layer in. Of course I know that I will see sunshine later in the day.

For today's reading, I thought I would share with you a little story I wrote back in January 2000, titled "Thump:"

In the middle of the night, there was a thump.

It made me sit right up in bed and look around. My heart was pounding and my ears were straining.

"What was that?" I wondered.

I didn't dare get out of bed. I didn't dare to put my foot or hand over the edge of the bed. Whatever made the thump just might be under the bed.

"Thump." I heard it again. “Oh, what could it be?” I wailed.

"Thump." It sounded like it was getting closer.

"Thump." I got myself under the bedclothes and peered out from under the sheet. What might I see?

"Thump." I could see into the hallway.

"Thump." To my amazement and relief, my son went by the door dribbling a basketball in one hand and holding a piece of cake in the other.

The tension went out of me. I had to laugh at myself for the use of my imagination. Monsters under the bed, only in my mind. I lay back down and went to sleep.

Under the bed though, was a dragon tossing a tennis ball against the slats on the bottom of the bed.


mz. em


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